Researcher Job in Kenya 2021
Career Employment Kenya: Researcher Job in Kenya 2021
Job Description: Today Work Kenya

Closing
date: September 15, 2021 

For more than a decade, Forcier Consulting has served as the premier
resource for high quality research in the world’s most challenging environments.
We provide locally-based research, evaluation, and learning services to
international donors, UN agencies, and NGOs reflecting the nuances and
complexities of humanitarian and development work. We have performed more than
790 contracts in 41 countries, setting the standard for excellence in
consulting in non-permissive environments.

Job Description

This position is open to Kenyan nationals only, with absolutely no
exceptions. You will be asked to verify your nationality as part of the
interview process. Female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

Forcier is recruiting a Qualitative Researcher for a multi-country baseline study of the
barriers related to children and adolescents with disabilities. The Qualitative
Researcher works directly with the Lead Consultant to organize and conduct
qualitative data collection, including in-depth interviews, key informant
interviews, and focus group discussions. The Qualitative Researcher is expected
to:

  • Review and
    comment on the scope of work for the project and identify potential
    challenges in fieldwork.
  • Collaborate
    with other team members to recruit and schedule interviews as well as
    logistics including refreshments, interview facilities, etc.
  • Assist in
    making payments for fieldwork expenses and maintaining receipts and other
    financial records required during the execution of the project.
  • Secure
    permissions and administrative introductions prior to the start of data
    collection.
  • Conduct
    qualitative interviews as instructed, recruiting the correct number and
    type of participants, recording interviews (where permitted and required),
    taking diligent notes as per Forcier quality standards, and coding those
    notes following each interview.
  • Contribute
    to fieldwork reports and context analysis at the conclusion of the
    project.

This position requires an understanding of qualitative data collection
techniques and the challenges posed in qualitative data collection in Kenya.
You are expected to know how to properly prepare for research including
permissions, recruitment, etc. You should know how to work with informants to
make them feel comfortable and allow them to speak candidly as part of the data
collection process. You should be aware of ethical considerations in data
collection and how they apply in the Kenyan context. For the right candidate,
this position can be a stepping stone for a full-time research position over
time, depending on the volume of research work Forcier conducts in Kenya.

Forcier is dedicated to building the capacity of researchers within Kenya
and as part of this role you will have the opportunity to work alongside
specialists and receive training that will enhance your skills in research,
monitoring & evaluation, and project management.

This position will require travel to field locations within Kenya up to
100% of the time of the contract.

Requirements

  • A
    Bachelor’s degree in a related field.
  • Minimum 3
    years of experience conducting research in the field. This can either be
    as a full-time position or a series of project-based positions that add up
    to 3 years of experience.
  • Ability to
    communicate effectively in an English-speaking work environment
  • Proficiency
    in Microsoft Office applications and G Suite applications
  • Advanced
    executive function and task management (you should be able to manage multiple
    tasks with various deadlines and be able to allocate your time and efforts
    accordingly)

Forcier isn’t the place for everyone. But for those who do find us to be a
good fit, they can’t imagine being anywhere else. Our company operates with
five immutable laws. If these don’t resonate with you, working with us probably
won’t be a good fit for you. If they speak to you, you’ll find a new home with
us.

  • Be nice or
    leave. All our staff deserve to be treated professionally and with
    respect. Discrimination, racism, tribalism, sexism, and neo-colonialist
    language will not be tolerated. This applies to our clients as well.
  • This is a
    stress free zone. The places where we work are stressful enough, we don’t
    need to add extra pressure. Increasing stress increases the likelihood of
    errors. We all work to minimize stress together.
  • We embrace
    a strong work ethic and a strong rest ethic. We believe that balance is
    critical to long-term success. We all work together to avoid burnout on
    our teams and ensure that team members have the opportunity to frequently
    and regularly take complete time off. We recognize the needs for every
    team member may be unique depending on their individual circumstances.
  • Safety
    first. We never put staff or partners in harm’s way for any reason, and we
    do not ask staff to go places or complete work with which they do not feel
    personally comfortable – for any reason.
  • Quality is
    paramount. We stand behind the integrity of our work. We don’t cut corners
    and we deliver the absolute best product possible every single time, both
    internally and externally.

Benefits

Forcier aims to be an employer of choice in Kenya. As a result, we offer
competitive daily rates, as well as on the job training opportunities, to
attract the best talent available.

Please note that we are recruiting Qualitative Researchers on a contract
basis. We will be evaluating all candidates who apply on a rolling basis and
may keep your application on file for opportunities in the near future if a
perfect fit is not available now.

How to Apply

Please submit both a
cover letter and a CV on our 
Career Page. If you do not take the time to at least follow these instructions,
you will demonstrate to us that you do not have the attention to detail
required for this position.

You must answer the
following questions as part of your cover letter for your application to be
considered:

  • Based on our immutable laws, why do you think you
    are a good fit for Forcier?
  • Explain your strategy to ensure participation of
    all individuals in a focus group discussion
  • What do you feel is the greatest challenge in
    qualitative data collection in Kenya?